Packing a lunch can save you money and save your diet balance, but it's easy to get sick of your own creations. CNN's Eatocracy suggests finding a like-minded soul at work and setting up a school-style lunch swap.
Eatocracy's post is a terribly cute story about Callie and Tommy, who made lunch for each other for three days after laying down some ground rules about mushrooms, smelly foods and the like. Callie and Tommy are fairly creative and really did it up with their swap, choosing retro-style lunch trays.
That's all well and good, but maybe you don't want to give away your entire meal and have to live up to a reputation. Instead, consider setting up a small office network with ground rules about trading individual items. Assign points to foods — 1 for chips/cookies, 2 for side salads, 3 for a half-sandwich, etc. Trade recipes, talk about what you like and generally make it into a fantasy-football draft for lunch break.
The great lunch swap [Eatocracy/CNN.com Blogs]